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  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 5- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will address this year's crop of Harvard University graduates at their May 29 commencement, the Ivy League university said on Wednesday.

  • CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Robert Frank take a look at two branding icons, business baroness Martha Stewart and media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

  • 'Loeb effect' buoys social media site for investors Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Feb 6- In the past, billionaire investor Daniel Loeb would often wait for an industry conference before revealing his investment ideas. Such announcements-- including Loeb's bet on Dow Chemicals and Kyle Bass' bet on General Motors-- often lead to big swings in share prices as other investors pile on.

  • Forget home flipping, billionaires flip superjets Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    Gulfstream G650

    While most of the private jet market is weak, some owners of Gulfstream's top-of-the-line G650 are “flipping” the planes for big profits.

  • Fall auction preview     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan looks at a few "knick knacks" Oprah Winfrey auctioned for her charity, which brought in more than $600,000. Robert Frank reports on some of the most expensive items up for auction this Fall season.

  • *Fourth quarter adjusted earnings C $0.31/ shr vs est C $0.37/ shr. Oct 24- Canada's Corus Entertainment Inc reported that its profit nearly halved in the fourth quarter as a rise in TV subscribers and merchandising revenue failed to offset the weakness in its radio business.

  • Oprah Winfrey sent out a tweet Monday in which she gushed about her love for Microsoft's Surface tablet. Just one teensy problem: It was from her iPad.

  • Benefits can flow both ways at celeb charity galas Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 10:19 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES-- The Beverly Hilton's International Ballroom will soon be filled with flowers, chiffon, fine china and crystal stemware for a starry black-tie ball costing couples as much as $20,000 to attend.

  • Daytime TV’s Empty Throne After ‘Oprah’ Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    In the year since Oprah Winfrey’s show ended, afternoon TV ratings reports have been rattled, demonstrating that audiences disperse when their favorite shows do the same — a classic case of media fragmentation.

  • America’s Best Dressed CEOs Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 3:45 PM ET
    When Dress For Success came out in 1975, it set rigid rules for executive attire: The “proper” colors for a suit were blue, gray and beige; the most “authoritative” suit was a dark pinstripe; and the “most acceptable” dress shirt was white or solid colors. (No dresses here; The Women’s Dress For Success Book didn’t come out until 1977.)Today, there are no rules, other than being put-together from head to toe, no detail spared. The proper colors are ones that work with your coloring, the most aut

    These days there are no dress-for-success rules, other than being put-together from head to toe, no detail spared. Here are the CEOs who have it down pat.

  • Discovery's Oprah Effect?     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    Discovery Communications reported a lower quarterly profit as costs and expenses rose nearly 49%. The media company was hurt by losses at the Oprah Winfrey Network. David Joyce, senior analyst at Miller Tabak, offers insight.

  • Market Concerns, Apple & Winfrey's 'OWN'     Monday, 7 May 2012 | 1:49 PM ET

    Discussing today's major headlines, including Apple reportedly launching a cheaper MacBook for $799 this year and whether Oprah Winfrey's network "OWN" is facing its final chapter, with CNBC's Jane Wells, John Carney, Sue Herera and Tyler Mathisen.

  • 'Pink Slime' Shuts Beef Company     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 7:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports the GSA chief resigned amid reports of excessive spending; AFA Foods files for bankruptcy after "pink slime" outcry; and talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey admits she's made plenty of mistakes with her own network.

  • Cable Divas Face Challenges     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia stock dipped more than 4% earlier today on reports that Martha Stewart's flagship show on Hallmark Channel will end this year. And she's not alone, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Oprah Winfrey

    The ratings are finally in for “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” the media queen’s new show on OWN and the Sunday night premiere drew 1.1 million viewers.

  • 10 Serial Entrepreneurs Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 10:45 AM ET
    Serial entrepreneurs can’t seem to stop at one business, and don’t let failures throw them off course. While some of the best-known entrepreneurs, such as Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey, have earned billions of dollars from their ventures, for many it's less about the potential for making money, and more about the excitement of creating and nurturing a company. Some started their first, homegrown businesses as children, while other serial entrepreneurs discovered their drive as adults. They m

    While some stick with their businesses long-term, serial entrepreneurs often are driven by the excitement of creating and investing in new ventures and wind up launching a string of companies.

  • The Oprah Economy     Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 1:42 PM ET

    Oprah Winfrey hasn't been able to translate the success of her syndicated talk show to her new cable channel. CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the details of how the network plans to make a turnaround, with Jenna Goudreau, Forbes reporter.

  • POLL: Role Model Success Stories Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:52 AM ET

    Some say big-business stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, and Meg Whitman have not only broken the glass ceiling, they've made it irrelevant.  Either way, they're certainty good role models.

  • A Channel Woos the Man With Spare Cash for Toys Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 11:33 AM ET
    Velocity

    When Discovery Communications set out to reformat HD Theater, the nine-year-old home of high-definition documentaries, its executives assessed the crowded cable programming landscape and asked what was missing — where there was “white space,” as one later put it. The New York Times reports.

  • Getting OWNed in Sun Valley  Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 11:05 AM ET
    Oprah Winfrey

    On day one, the jets landed, and the moguls descended upon the tiny resort town of Sun Valley for Allen & Company’s annual boondoggle.

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